These are the Font Licenses that we're aware of. If your license is not in this list, and you'd like to know if it is appropriate for Fedora, please email the details to email@example.com (note that this list is moderated, only members may directly post).
The GPL is also a valid license for fonts. Refer to the Software Licensing table for the correct short name identifiers.
Fedora recommends that font authors and foundries use the SIL Open Font License:
|Full Name||Short Name||FSF Free?||Upstream URL|
|SIL Open Font License 1.1 http://scripts.sil.org/cms/sites/nrsi/media/OFL_logo_rect_color.png||OFL||Yes||http://scripts.sil.org/OFL_web|
Here is a list of additional Font Licenses that are also OK for Fedora. If your license is not in this list, and you'd like to know if it is appropriate for Fedora, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a list of Font licenses which are NOT OKAY for Fedora. Nothing in Fedora should be using these licenses. They're either non-free, deprecated, or have usage/distribution restrictions.
|Full Name||FSF Free?||Upstream URL||Notes|
|DIP SIPA Font License||NO||https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/DIP_SIPA_Font_License||Restrictions on modification|
|Larabie Fonts License||NO||https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/LarabieFontsLicense||Cannot modify|
|Literat Font License||NO||https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/LiteratFontLicense||Cannot modify|
|Ubuntu Font License||NO||https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing/UbuntuFontLicense||Poorly written, cannot actually use fonts|